Research Fellow (Hydrodynamic Modelling and Flood Risk)

The Earth Observatory of Singapore (EOS) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore is seeking Research Fellow position to join the Singapore Government funded South East Asia SEA-level (SEA2) program. As part of the SEA2 program the Coastal Lab has an opening to support storm surge and tsunami wave modeling for quantifying the impacts on built and natural coastal environments. The coastal lab is a multi-disciplinary research focused on reducing the damage and loss of life posed by storm surges and tsunamis through research and more effective mitigation. The work is done with collaborators in the USA, UK, China, Japan and Australia.

The successful candidate will be reporting to Assoc Prof Adam Switzer and will be expected to modify existing structured and unstructured storm surge and wave models to conduct storm surge and tsunami simulations for historical and predicted events along the coasts of southeast Asian countries and Singapore, to evaluate the numerical schemes to simulate storm surge inundation, to develop real-time forecast capacity of storm surge models, and to integrate the freshwater flooding and storm surge models. The research fellow will be expected to write scientific papers to present research results at international conferences, and identify opportunities and assists in preparing contracts, proposals and documentation for external funding.


Duties & Responsibilities: 

Computational modeling of extreme sea levels, in particular hydrodynamic modeling of tides, storm surges and river flooding in coastal environments and geospatial analysis in coastal areas.
Assessment of compound flood risk in key southeast Asian cities.
Contribution to the supervision of student projects
Liaising with industry partners and international collaborators


Ph.D. in civil engineering, geography, earth science, natural hazards, computational modelling or a related field
Background and experience in coastal science or engineering and advanced knowledge of numerical modeling techniques
Strong programming skills in Fortran or C/C++ and Python or Matlab
Experience in tsunami or storm surge modelling will be advantageous


Please make a formal application here:
Applicants are invited to submit a detailed CV, statement of interest (up to 1 page), and the names of 2 referees. Review of applications will begin immediately. We regret that only successful candidates will be informed.
For further details on the position, please contact Assoc Prof Adam Switzer at